Zombie Apocalypse. Part 3.

Zombie Apocalypse. Part 3.

*WORLD WAR Z SPOILER ALERT* Read at your own risk

Zombie Type 3: Fast Dumb.

A good example of this is World War Z and 28 days later. For those who haven’t seen World War Z, the zombies are virus infected, and have to bite someone else to spread it. They run very fast, tackling people to the ground and then chew on a body part and them move onto the next person. The one bitten is very quickly turned into another fast running machine who wants to bite the next victim. They are dumb because there is no common sense. They climb all over each other trying to get at the victims, they turn corners like water does, by hitting the wall and ricocheting into the new direction. They bust windows with their head, never a smart idea. All they do is run really fast and only stop to bite someone. 28 days later is a rage virus. Still very much human, but not in control. Now the rage reigns supreme.

Likely hood of this one happening? High. This one could be a virus or something like a military experiment gone wrong. Trying to make super soldiers that can sleep less and run faster. Some kind of side effect makes them in a constant state of rage. I could see if happening. Maybe not on a global scale but I could see if happening.

What can you do to prepare for when this kind of zombie hits? Start running, now, or get a armoured vehicle. You need to be faster then they are. Well, actually according to World War Z, you just need to get sick, and for 28 days later the “cure” was the non-infected leave Europe and come to the Americas, but still, get your running on. Even the fortifications they built in the movie didn’t keep them out. They just climbed over each other until they had made a pile of raging zombies high enough that some started falling over the wall into the “safe zone”. What then? Well, get your running on and you may be fine. The issue here is that these zombies are probably using all their bodies strength plus a bit more to run faster then the body probably should, so you’re not likely to out run them. As long as you can out smart them, you should be fine. This is where you either need to ALWAYS be on the move, or make the craziest fortification ever, or both with an armoured vehicle. The last option is probably not likely unless you know in advance they are coming. So you will probably have to always be on the move. The only reason sickness is what saved people was because the virus could detect a sick person and only wanted to infect healthy hosts. The thing is, we can’t expect the virus to actually sense or care that the host is sick or not. Better safe then sorry in my opinion. GET YOUR RUN ON!

Avoiding high dense populated areas is also a good idea. Head out to the woods. This is where your 72 hour kits and previous preparation comes in handy. You will need to have some food and supplies set aside because the last thing you want to do is go back into the city where those crazy raging marathon runners are biting everyone.

The good thing about virus infected zombies is there is normally always a cure. Since the virus is not airborne, we may just have to hop over the ocean and all will be well. Unless it is a human created virus and released on all continents…then we are screwed. That’s when I would hope that World War Z got it right and all we have to do is give each other the flu.

Zombie Apocalypse. Part 2.

Zombie Apocalypse. Part 2.

Ok, onto the next type of zombie. Slow smart

One thing to point out before I get to far into this one is that when a zombie apocalypse happens there is a very high chance that there will be different types of zombies running around at the same time. You may have all 4 types to fight off. One example is fast smart zombies taking over the world but then you have some that are injured in some way, maybe missing a leg, or its broken, and now you have a slow smart flesh eating machine. One guy has brain damage  but is still able to run fast (dumb fast), and then you have brain damaged injured zombies (slow dumb) walking or limping around.

Anyways,  these slow smart guys are unable to move quickly but are smart enough to use weapons and wait in the shadows until someone is vulnerable. They could set up booby traps or hunt their prey. This is definitely not best case scenario but it’s also not worst case. They are slow, easily out run, but if you fall for one of their traps, or aren’t paying attention as you walk into that dark alley or abandoned building, your probably dead.

Most likely these types of zombies are caused by some kind of virus or experimentation. One that doesn’t kill them per se, but takes away their ability to rationalize or have a conscience. Basically it would be a world being hunted by a bunch of slow moving psychopaths. They are smart because they still have their human problem solving abilities, but are slow because they are injured. Their body won’t allow them to run, or the virus has caused them to lose the ability to react quickly.

What can you do to prepare for when this kind of zombie hits? Focus on being fast. These guys are slow, so if you can have amazingly fast reflexes you should probably be ok. The only down side is you may become super paranoid thinking everything that moves is out to eat you. Which may not be a bad thing, better safe then eaten right? You will need to learn how to always be on alert though. Knowing they are laying traps and using weapons changes how you should scrounge around. Finding the “jackpot” supply load could actually be a trap.

Likely hood of this type hitting? Higher than the undead walking, but not as high as the last two types. I wouldn’t spend most of my time thinking about how to fight off these guys. Since it’s a high probability that they are slow because they are injured, coming across one would pretty much mean only one thing…I have worse things to worry about…fast smart.

Zombie Apocalypse. Part 1.

Zombie Apocalypse. Part 1.

Laugh all you want. It’s bound to happen.

I was talking to my brother a while back and he mentions there are about 4 or 5 types of zombies and through my research, and I guess depending on who you talk to, there can be up to 350 types…I wont go there. I’m going to focus on 4 types of zombies:
   
                    Slow Dumb       Fast Dumb
                                           
                    Slow Smart       Fast Smart

This will be a 4 or 5 part series. Each post will be about a different type and the likely hood of it happening…general likely hood. No statistics here.

So, slow dumb. This is the best case scenario but the least likely to ever happen. This is the undead. Those in the grave walk. Unlikely because we know (so far) that the dead don’t walk. Yes there are types of zombies other than the undead, and I will get into that in other posts.

To give you an idea of the slow dumb zombies you can watch The Walking Dead or Shaun of the Dead. Bodies are falling apart. They walk slowly, and when in groups can run, but they don’t sprint. They are as dumb as a post. Don’t know how to get through or over a fence, how to open a door, etc.

This is the best case scenario type because as long as your faster and have at least an IQ of 1, you can probably survive. Unless you are part of the initial outbreak…then sorry. Keep on the move and you should be fine. The reason this type of zombie exists in idea is because I feel it is the best for movies. Nothing gives you more suspense than knowing there is something slow that will eventually kill you. Slowly the masses turn, and theres nothing you can do about it. At least that’s the feeling you get during the movie.

Being that it is the best case scenario, what can you do to be prepared for when this type of zombie hits? Doesn’t take much. Have a food storage, a go bag. Other than that you should have time to scrounge up stuff while your on the move. Weapon of choice would be anything but my bare hands.

Sadly this is the least likely to ever happen, so when the zombie apocalypse arrives, we wont be so lucky.

Importance of a Mentor

Importance of a Mentor

We had our bishop come visit us in our home tonight. He wanted to get to know us and our situation better. During our conversation he gave us some advice on life. I’m not going to get into what advice he gave, but I think we should consider the importance of having a mentor for our lives.

Gabby and I started our own business. A perk of starting this business is it comes with mentors. Free ones at that! Can’t get better than free. These mentors are helping us know where to step and what to do to get success out of our business. These mentors are mainly just for business topics, but not only can you have mentors for your business and financial life, you can also have them for your daily life.

These mentors can see your situation from a different perspective. It was nice to sit with our bishop and hear how he sees us from the outside. From someone that doesn’t live this life. I think it’s human nature to feel comfortable in our little circles and thus become robots. In other words, we can get set in our ways. Having a mentor that sees things from the outside can help us know when we are in a rut and remind us of our options.

I think the bishop tonight dispelled some things that I have convinced my self are true. I just feel it’s always good to have a second opinion from someone not really benefiting from our lives. (you know what I mean). He has no real vested interest in whether we take his advice or not, he’s just there to give it. Either choice affects him very little.

Anyways, I hope this isn’t to scattered. I will say one thing that the bishop mentioned. Our goal should be happiness. Seek happiness. I realized that we often get so bogged down with everything going on in life and all the decisions we have to make that we forget what our true desire is; to be happy. What brings me happiness? What brings you happiness?

I don’t really care if your mentor is a business professional, spiritual leader, or just a friend. Have someone you can talk to who can give you advice from how they see things from the outside. They aren’t in your head, and thats a good thing.